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What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

Can be confusing: Endo pain is typically focused on the menstrual cycle. IBS pain is often related to bowel function, such as pain followed by diarrhea. IBS often also is associated with sharp crampy pain and may be in the upper abdomen. That said, I have operated on many patients with the label of "IBS" and in reality they had intestinal endometriosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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Do people with endometriosis have IBS symptoms outside of menstrual cycle?

Do people with endometriosis have IBS symptoms outside of menstrual cycle?

Idependent: The two diseases are independent of each other, so you can have IBS symptoms any time. They are both effected by stress, especially IBS, so if your endometriosis symptoms are worse, often the IBS is worse also. ...Read more

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Lower left abdomen/back pain, I have interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, ibs, and pfd. The pain is unbearable, can any of these be the cause? Help:(

Lower left abdomen/back pain, I have interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, ibs, and pfd. The pain is unbearable, can any of these be the cause? Help:(

Back Pain: Could be unrelated. As with most pain conditions, there can be a variety of potential problems that can cause the pain that you are describing. It is difficult to diagnose with the short description given and without a proper physical examination. Pain is often a sign of inflammation. A qualified pain specialist should be able to help. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis & IBS-c. If I forget my meds, constipation seems to trigger my period, despite no periods BC of nexplanon implant. Why?

I have endometriosis & IBS-c. If I forget my meds, constipation seems to trigger my period, despite no periods BC of nexplanon implant. Why?

Periods & IBS: Periods often can exacerbate IBS, and we're not entirely sure why, but the general thinking is the effect of hormones on bowel motility, similar to what occurs in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is a sound way to distinguish IBS & endometriosis?

What is a sound way to distinguish IBS & endometriosis?

IBS V ENDOMETRIOSIS : IBS V ENDOMETRIOSIS : ENDO worsens before and during menses. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . EGD/colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water/dy&food allergy testing. ...Read more

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I get frequent abdominal pain and constipation but doctors are not sure if I have IBS or endometriosis. Is there a link between them?

No: There is no link between them. Ibs is a bowel condition where you can either have diarrhea or constipation and endometriosis, 's from endometrial tissue implanting itself inside your abdominal cavity and causing pain particularly during menstruation. ...Read more

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I think i might have endometriosis, but i don't want to overreact. I have symptoms of IBS and take birth control for severe period cramps, thoughts?

Painful Teens: I would not rush to surgery. You are only 17 yo and would be conservative. Take Motrin 400mg four times a day during your period and start it early. ...Read more

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Constipated. Dull throbbing pain on lower right side of my belly comes & goes. Pain w/ penetration 4 only about a min.Sound like ibs or endometriosis?

Constipated. Dull throbbing pain on lower right side of my belly comes & goes. Pain w/ penetration 4 only about a min.Sound like ibs or endometriosis?

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nonspecific and can be caused by various conditions including ibs,chronic constipation, or pelvic congestion or low grade inflammation of intestine or other pelvic/ ovarian disorders. If your right sided abdominal distress continues, I recommend that you be evaluated by your gynecologist and /or a general surgeon and any appropriate tests will be ordered after the assessment ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more